Jiu Jitsu School: How to Become Your Best

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Why do people come to train at a jiu jitsu school? If you walk into any training facility and ask people about why they have started training you would see that the answers are as varied as the people themselves are. If you are considering training BJJ in Portland, OR, you may not yet know… Read more »

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Class in Portland

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class in Portland

Some people who are about to walk into a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class in Portland, OR or anywhere in the country for that matter, have preconceived notions about what exactly BJJ is or how it can benefit you as a person. So because of that let us run down a few of the most obvious… Read more »

The Under the Shoulder Classic Gracie Jiu jitsu Guard Pass

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The traditional Gracie Jiu Jitsu guard pass has been debated for well over two decades. This “one arm in and one arm out” guard pass has been criticized for opening the doors to being caught in a triangle choke. Is such a criticism accurate? The truth is that if you are loose and sloppy with… Read more »

Attacks from the Mount in Gracie Jiu Jitsu

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Attacks from The mount in Gracie Jiu Jitsu can be considered the primary Gracie Jiu Jitsu techniques. When you have mounted an opponent, you will immediately launch an attack on the choke points or the limbs of the upper torso. Of course, it is also possible to deliver strikes to the head of an opponent… Read more »

What Will Happen at Your First Gracie Jiu Jitsu Class?

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Having heard so much about a Gracie Jiu Jitsu Class, you are likely very thrilled about taking your first class. You might even have a few expectations in mind. The class itself might be a little different than what you expected so you should be aware of what will occur the very first class you take…. Read more »